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GiellaLT provides rule-based language technology aimed at minority and indigenous languages

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[Apple] has now released their next major version of Mac OS X, version 10.5, called Leopard. This page goes through a few points for updating to Leopard within the Divvun and University projects.

Besides the improvements (and not-so-improved features) it provides, it is also necessary to test our proofing tools under the new OS.

Major wins

Set-backs or problems

The update process

Updating the old PowerBook G4 went fine, without a problem, but on the new Intel machine I had some problems. Upon first installation attempt, it reported and installation error, and the installation was aborted. After that, the internal disk was not visible to the installer, and it was thus impossible to install Leopard.

The solution turned out to be to wait for several minutes, possibly as many as 10, at the initial installation dialog - that is, the one where one should select the main language of the installation. After having waited, I could continue as normal, and now the internal disk was found, and everything went fine. The waiting tip was found [here |].


Other notes

InputManagers are more tightly controlled, and have more restrictions on installation. But they do work if properly installed. I am using SIMBLE, IncrementalSearch, and one more, and they all seem to work fine. See this web page for details, including the updated note after Leopard was released.

On the G4, the OS always gives me a warning when I start SEE, asking me whether I want to run it. Quite annoying, but nothing that stops the show. On the Intel Mac, it runs without problems. The only difference I can remember, was that I updated to the latest SEE before the Leopard upgrade on the Intel Mac, whereas the G4 got the new SEE after I upgraded to Leopard.

Leopard contains a dictionary framework - we can turn our lexical resources in into online dictionaries accessible from the Dictionary application

All in all, no major problems, and several nice improvements and important bug fixes:)